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Research Associate (Stem Cells)

Company: DaCapo Brainscience
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

DaCapo Brainscience ( is built to create revolutionary, disease-modifying therapeutics for neurological diseases. We are fusing our unique understanding of biological systems, our induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based neuronal culture systems, our proprietary analyses of patient databases, and our pioneering AI/ML algorithms to create an integrated platform for disease-definition and target discovery. With this platform, we can identify novel molecular subtypes of disease and corresponding drug targets for neurodegenerative diseases. DaCapo's scientific co-founders are Vikram Khurana Ph.D., M.D., Jian Peng Ph.D., and Lorenz Studer M.D..
Position Overview:
DaCapo Brainscience is seeking a talented and versatile scientist to help advance our novel artificial intelligence (AI)-driven personalized medicine program for neurodegenerative diseases. This position is responsible for validating and importing the DaCapo founders' unique and groundbreaking iPSC technology. The position will be laboratory-based and requires strong experimental skills in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) culture and central nervous system (CNS) cell-type differentiation.
Responsibilities include:
- Maintain iPSC (or human embryonic stem cells) and differentiate them into central nervous system cell types such as neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia. - Perform quality control measures for stem cells and differentiated cells. - Support characterization and assay development of differentiated central nervous system cells.
Experience and skills required:

  • B.S. or M.S. in biology or a related field. A minimum of 2 years' experience working full-time in a research laboratory (academic or industry setting) is required.
  • Proficiency in stem-cell culture is required
  • Basic molecular and cell-based wetlab technqiues (Western blot, qPCR, immunofluorescent staining) are desirable.
  • Familiarity with CNS cell type culture techniques is also highly desirable.
  • Highly versatile and team-based mindset with good interpersonal skills are essential.
    Location: Cambridge, MADuration: Full-timeCompensation: Salary negotiable based on experienceStarting Date: November 2022Contact:
    DaCapo Brainscience is committed to equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
    Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: DaCapo Brainscience does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to DaCapo or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by DaCapo Brainscience 's internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of DaCapo, and DaCapo will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

Keywords: DaCapo Brainscience, Cambridge , Research Associate (Stem Cells), Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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